williamherbert (1378) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, funky Belgian aroma. Hint of spicy ginger too. NIce, grassy hop. Really excellent.
Beautiful cloudy peach color. Head goes bye-bye quickly. Rose-colored in a different light. Gorgeous.
The flavor is heavy ginger, which fits perfectly with the Belgian spice. Grassy; hints of bubblegum. Some earthy cloves come in. White wine and a touch of peach. Lemon-grass hops and green apple.
The palate is chewy and fizzy. Thick, bites the back of the tongue. It’s a delicious spicy beer. Fizzy like a farmhouse, then hoppy like a pilsner. I like!
Yves (2525) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy goldcen coloured beer with small white head, floks of yeast visible. Hoppy spicy aroma. Full palate. Finish is balanced spicy hoppy with a slight bitter end. Good one, very nicely balanced.
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bière Mondial 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a hazy orange. Sweet with aromas of ginger and vanilla. Hints of Belgian yeast and residual sugars. Medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Dry finish with hints of ginger.
Arayaga2 (1902) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque cider colored with a big poofy tan head. Aroma is apples, cinnamon, and yes, a bit of ginger. Sweet, and phenolic in taste but a bit empty and uncomplex. A bit of bubble gum, and metal flavors in finish. $5/22oz
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy nose. Flavor is sweet malt and ginger. Smooth but not as smooth as a Belgian triple. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an orange golden body with a white head. Ginger root all over this with a sweeter citrus and coriander character. Clover with a sweeter finish and a mild etoh warming. A step up from there usual.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orangey gold with good head. Wonderful tripel aroma. Excellent balance of hop flavor/aroma and it is not very sweet which is nice.
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized white head of fine bubbles. Sweet malty aroma with some pears, honey and some light spices. Maybe a hint of oranges in there. Color is a clear golden orange. Flavor is sweet malts, more fruit, sugary sweetness and some light spices again. This is balanced pretty well for a tripel. Noticable alcohol presence. Finishes a bit cloying with lingering fruit and malts. Not bad for a tripel and not bad from Rock Art.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy and a shade of pale coppery amber. it’s capped by a small off white head and sporadic spots of lacing.
really fruity nose... mango, orange, light banana, earthy spice/cinnamon, yeast and grass.
the palate is barely sweet... bonus points for a tripel... flavors of peaches and mango are added to the characters in the aroma with a spicy drying finish.
the medium body is uncharacteristically smooth for the style... the carbonation instead is soft and airy.
it’s not bad... not a whole bunch of complexity but it is solid... and not sweet. 7/3/7/4/16/3.7
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangeish brown with a nice off white head. Aroma of spices, banana, malt, yeasts, ginger. Flavor is ginger, banana, yeasts, a little bit of bitterness, yeasts, malts, coriander. Not quite balanced but still very solid. I wonder what some time would do to this one. Good brew.